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Poles murdered for help to Jews

Fr. Paweł Rytel-Andrianik

In Treblinka on 4-5 October there was an academic conference entitled: ‘What do we know about Treblinka? - The state of studies’. It was attended by academic workers from Majdanek, Treblinka, Toruń, Warsaw, Koszalin, Stafford and Oxford. »

Unknown Niepokalanow on the former German land

Fr. Adrian Put

On 24 September, in Gębice village near Gubin, in Zielona Góra and Gorzów dioceses, there was a celebration which symbolically closed the celebrations of Kolbe’s Year in Poland. »

Before there was Katyń

Jozef Szaniawski

During World War II the Soviet NKWD, to the order of Stalin and his government, murdered about 35 hundred of prisoners – officers of the Polish Army in Katyń, Miednoje, Charkow and Kuropaty. Whereas, the same communist genocide took place in summer of 1920, but on a small scales. »

Holy popes and bishops speaking about the great Polish victory on 15 August 1920

Jozef Szaniawski

The Feast of the Polish Army is to commemorate the biggest victory of the Polish forces in their history. On the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is called the Feast of Our Lady of Herbs in the Polish tradition, 15 August 1920. »

The Miracle of the Vistula in the shadow of anti-Katyn

Slawomir Błaut

The Russians have never accepted their defeat of 1920. At first, there was a revenge on the Poles in Katyn and then the anti-Katyn propaganda – calumnies against Poles concerning their alleged murders of the prisoners of war of the Red Army in 1920. »

Chief

Katarzyna Woynarowska

Fr Ireneusz Skubis, a monsignor of the Papal House, a doctor of canon law, has been called ‘Chief’ by his closest collaborators. It shortens the distance, for sure. But ‘Chief’ originated in the times of student pastoral work. »

50 years of priestly ‘Westerplatte’

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

Together with 20 priests from our former Diocese of Czestochowa I am experiencing the 50th anniversary of priesthood, thanking God for the gift of living faith and his abundant graces and asking for his blessing for our future lives and service. »

Falsities and concealments of Gross

Slawomir Blaut

Professor Jerzy Robert Nowak published a new book entitled ‘Falsze i przemilczenia Grossa’ [Falsities and Concealments of Gross]. It is another response to ‘Golden Harvest. »

30 years after the return of ‘Niedziela’

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

This year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the reactivated ‘Niedziela’ that functioned on the publishing market from 1926 but was suspended in 1953 for long 28 years. The first issue of the new ‘Niedziela’ was published on 7 June 1981. »

Hearts of Gold or a Golden Harvest? Studies on the Wartime Fate of Poles and Jews

Slawomir Blaut

Responding to the scientifically unreliable Jan Tomasz Gross's book 'Golden Harvest. About what happened on the peripheries of the extermination of Jews' published by the Krakow Publishing House 'Znak' »

Serving God, the Church and our Homeland

Fr Ireneusz Skubis

85 years ago, on 4 April 1926, the first edition of ‘Niedziela’ was published. The weekly was initiated by Bishop Teodor Kubina of Czestochowa just after he had taken over the newly created Diocese of Czestochowa. »

Silenced Jewish testimonies

Jerzy Robert Nowak

One can give numerous reliable Jewish testimonies testifying about helpful behaviours of Poles towards Jews during the war. These testimonies, originated mainly during the war or in the first decades after the war, constitute contrasts to the invented recent anti-Polish generalisations – confabulations of Jan Tomasz Gross. »

‘The house of my saviours’

In the world there are over 20,000 people who have been awarded the Righteous Among the Nations medals. But who among them hid Jews closest to the German camps? »

Verdict on Poland

Jozef Szaniawski

The Russian state, then called Soviet Union, committed the crime of murdering thousands of defenceless Polish prisoners and the order to extinct the Polish elites was issued in the Kremlin in Moscow on 5 March 1940 by the most important Russian commanders. »

Nation where ‘so many angles were found’

Jerzy Robert Nowak

The especially outrageous practices used in Jan T. Gross’s books include complete omissions of numerous Jewish testimonies that showed very positive behaviours of Poles towards Jews during the war. »

Editor: Tygodnik Katolicki "Niedziela", ul. 3 Maja 12, 42-200 Czestochowa, Polska
Editor-in-chief: Lidia Dudkiewicz • Translation: Aneta Amrozik • E-mail: redakcja@niedziela.pl